Program Assistant

at American Bar Association
Published June 19, 2022
Location Skopje, Moldova, Republic of
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  


ABA ROLI is a non-profit organization that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50+ countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 500 professional staff working abroad and, in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups.


ABA ROLI has 30 years of direct experience in the Western Balkans and has established effective working relationships with national governing bodies, the legislature, law enforcement, civil society organizations, social service providers, and leaders across the legal profession. Since 1993,ABA ROLI has been one of the first foreign technical assistance provides in North Macedonia. ABA ROLI has provided assistance in a wide range of rule of laws areas, including legal education reform, anti-corruption, criminal law reform, judicial reform, access to justice, human rights, minority rights, public integrity, anti-human trafficking, civic education, women’s rights, and internet freedom.


ABA ROLI is looking for a full-time Program Assistant to carry out duties designed to meet ABA ROLI’s program objectives. The Program Assistant will carry out the following duties under the supervision of the Field Financial Manager/ Program Coordinator in the Skopje office.




Overall Responsibilities:


This is a full-time local staff position based in Skopje, North Macedonia. The Program Assistant will report to ABA ROLI’s Field Financial Manager/ Program Coordinator to assist in the project activities related to: support in the administrative works related to the ABA ROLI office, support the planning, organization and implementation of project events (administrative), working meetings and workshops (logistics) engage in partner relations and activities, and support the project’s planning and reporting activities (report drafting). The Program Assistant will be expected to assist both with financial tasks and with programmatic activities.


Specific Responsibilities:


  1. Assist with office administration, including maintenance of the office, procurement of supplies needed etc;


  1. Assist in the financial and administrative management of the program/s, including but not limited to preparing financial reports for ABA ROLI HQ;


  1. Assist in writing grants reports and maintaining their filing system;


  1. Assist in the implementation of program/s, including participating in program and project planning;


  1. Assist program staff in planning, organizing and implementing program events, meetings and workshops;


  1. Coordinate program event planning and logistics;


  1. Analyze program performance throughout the process to measure progress against the program plan;


  1. Regularly collect relevant info of program’s ongoing activities;


  1. Assist with oral and written translation and interpretation; and


  1. Perform other tasks as assigned.


Qualifications needed:


  • University degree in Law, or Economics, is required.


  • Master’s degree in Law, or Economics, is preferred.


  • Previous professional experience implementing rule of law, human rights, justice sector reform, or anti-corruption programming in North Macedonia or the Western Balkans.


  • Strong organization and communication skills is required.


  • Fluency in both English and Macedonian (speaking, reading, and writing), is required.


  • Knowledge of software such as MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, is required.


  • Knowledge of Chrome River accounting software is preferred, but not a must.


  • Previous experience working in an office/ NGO environment.


How to apply

Interested and qualified Consultants should submit the following as part of their application:


  1. Cover Letter


  1. Detailed Curriculum Vitae, with references


  1. Financial proposal (salary requirement)


  1. Writing sample in English (optional)


Interested applicants should submit their package with email subject line: “Program Assistant-North Macedonia office”.

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